5 high school students hurt when wind tosses over inflatable bounce house

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Five students were hurt when an inflatable bounce house was tossed by a large gust of wind, including one student who had to be flown to a hospital with critical injuries.

Witnesses said a big gust lifted up the inflatable attraction at least 20 feet off the ground.

“Everybody was having a good time, all the students. And out of nowhere, we seen the bouncy house go up pretty high in the air and it came down and it hit the cement,” said student, Christopher Molina.

It was thrown more than 240 feet, according to the Yakima-Herald Republic.

Cellphone video captured a small portion of the chaos.

Molina ran in to help one student tangled in the toy.

“I jumped over and I pulled the string. And I untied her from — she was stuck to something. it was bending her leg back. I took her off and she got free. She’s okay now,” Molina said.

It happened at a student body event at a high school.

The high school released a statement, saying five students were injured, but the extent of their injuries was unknown at the time.

Video shows the bounce house had an open top.

It’s unclear if the inflatable was secured to the ground. 

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